George Bob-Milliar

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence





Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


Mailing Address

Department of History & Political Studies
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PMB, UP KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana

Phone/Fax Number(s)

0233 244045147; 0233549622224

Countries of Specialization

English West Africa


University of Ghana, Legon, Ph.D.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana B.A. (Hons)

Research Interests

I am a multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary Africanist scholar. I hold a Ph.D. in African Studies, with specialization in politics and development. I therefore study African politics and development. I use ethnographic methods, and surveys to examine political and development themes. Consequently, my research interests include African politics, Political Economy of Development, Democratic Theory, Political Culture, Qualitative Methods, Informal Economies, African Diaspora, Chieftaincy, and Ghanaian migration patterns.

Teaching Interests

Politics and development in Africa, qualitative research methods


Bob-Milliar, GM (December, 2012). “Party Factions and Power Blocs in Ghana: a case study of power politics in the National Democratic Congress party,” The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 573-601.
Bob-Milliar, GM (August, 2012). “Political Party Activism in Ghana: Factors Influencing the Decision of the politically active to join a Political Party,” Democratization, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 668-689.
Daddieh, CK & Bob-Milliar, GM (April, 2012). “In search of Honourable Membership: Parliamentary Primaries and Candidate Selection in Ghana,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 204-220.
Bob-Milliar, GM (March, 2011). “Political Polarisation in Ghana: Reflections on the 2008 General Elections,” The African Students’ Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 5-9.
Bob-Milliar, GM (August, 2011). “Tenyɔgeyɛng gbengbeng!’(‘We are holding the Umbrella very tight’): Explaining the Popularity of the NDC in the Upper West Region of Ghana,” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 455-473.
Bob-Milliar, GM & Franklin Obeng-Odoom (Fall/Winter, 2011). “The Informal Economy is an Employer, a Nuisance, and a Goldmine: Multiple Representations of and Responses to Informality in Accra, Ghana,” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, Vol. 40, Nos. 3-4, pp. 263-284.
Bob-Milliar, GM & GK Bob-Milliar (June, 2010). “The Economy and Intra-Party Competition: Presidential Primaries in the New Patriotic Party of Ghana,” African Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 51-71.
Bob-Milliar, GM (October, 2009). “Chieftaincy, Diaspora, and Development: the Institution of Nkɔsuohene in Ghana,” African Affairs, Vol. 108, No. 433, pp. 541- 558.
Bob-Milliar, GM (2013). “Discontent and Aggressive Political Participation in Ghana: the case of Party ‘Foot-Soldiers.” In Erica Shaw & Hayley Mackinnon
(eds.), Africa Rising – A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars, pp. 37-62. Waterloo, Canada: CIGI Publication.
Bob-Milliar, GM & GK Bob-Milliar (2013). “Mobilizing the African Diaspora for Development: the Politics of Dual Citizenship in Ghana.” In Toyin Falola & Kwame Essien (eds.), Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity, pp. 172-200. NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group Press.
Bob-Milliar, GM (2012). “Rescuing Migrants in Libya: The Political Economy of State Responses to Migration Crisis – The Case of Ghana,” DIIS Working Paper 16, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies. ISBN: 978-87-7605-525-7.


Politics, Development, Democracy, Chieftaincy, Diaspora